Playlist – 27 Sep 2016 – Corporate Cocktail Mixer

Yesterday’s event was an interesting change of pace. Hewlett Packard celebrated the 50th anniversary of their Palo Alto lab, and I came into provide a background soundtrack for the cocktail mixer before their CEO’s speech. Since there wasn’t any dancing, I had free reign to play pretty much anything that I felt would create the right atmosphere for the afternoon. After my set ended, a 4-piece jazz combo was lined up, so I played 90 minutes of music that I thought would lead nicely into their set.


Fourty Days – Billy Brooks
School Boy Crush – Average White Band
Nigerian Afro Beat – Fela Kuti and the Afrika ’70
Hit Or Miss – Odetta
Danube Incident – Lalo Schifrin
A Night In Tunisia – Dizzy Gillespie
Look-Alike – Bob James
Soulful Strut – Young Holt Unlimited
Funky Drummer – James Brown
Misdemeanor – Ahmad Jamal
Uphill Peace of Mind – Kid Dynamite
Sister Sanctified – Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson
Theme from the Godfather – Jesus Acosta and the Professionals
God Make Me Funky – Headhunters
The Boogie Back – Roy Ayers Ubiquity
JB’s Monorail – The J.B.’s
Harlem River Drive – Bobbi Humphrey
California Soul – Marlena Shaw
Footin’ It – George Benson
Gimme Some More – The J.B.’s
The Well’s Gone Dry – The Crusaders
Gimmie What You Got – Le Pamplemousse
Dominoes – Donald Byrd
Chicken Yellow (Let Me Do It To You) – Miami
Free Your Mind – The Politicians
Kool Is Back – Funk Inc.
Funky President – James Brown
It’s Great to Be Here – The Jackson Five
Heaven and Hell is On Earth – 20th Century Steel Band

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *